Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT)

What is EPAT®/ESWT?

Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT®), also known as ESWT or shock wave therapy, is the most advanced and highly effective non-invasive treatment method cleared by the FDA. This proprietary technology is based on a unique set of pressure waves that stimulate the metabolism, enhance blood circulation and accelerate the healing process. Damaged tissue gradually regenerates and eventually heals. This non-invasive office/clinic based procedure represents a breakthrough treatment option for a broad range of musculoskeletal conditions.


What disorders can be treated?

Generally, acute or chronic musculoskeletal pain and/or pain that significantly impairs mobility or quality of life. Areas include:

  • Foot and heel pain

  • Achilles pain

  • Tendon and/or tendon insertion pain

What are the possible side effects or complications?

The non-invasive EPAT®/ESWT treatment has virtually no risks or side effects. In some cases, patients may experience some minor discomfort which may continue for a few days. It is normal to have some residual pain after intense exercise or a full day of work. 


What are the expected results?

Some patients report immediate pain relief after the treatment, although it can take up to 4 weeks for pain relief to begin. The procedure eliminates pain and restores full mobility, thus improving your quality of life. Over 80% of patients treated report to be pain free and/or have significant pain reduction. 


Is it safe?

Yes. This FDA cleared technology was developed in Europe and is currently used around the globe. Extensive clinical studies and tests have confirmed its safety and efficacy. When performed by a qualified caregiver, EPAT®/ESWT has virtually no risks or side effects.


Why consider non-invasive EPAT®/ESWT?

EPAT®/ESWT has a proven success rate that is equal to or greater than that of traditional treatment methods (including surgery) and without the risks, complications and lengthy recovery time. EPAT®/ ESWT is performed in your physician's office/clinic, does not require anesthesia, and requires a minimal amount of time.


Benefits of EPAT®/ESWT

  • Non-invasive

  • No anesthesia

  • No risk of infection

  • No scarring

  • No downtime

  • Over 80% patient satisfaction

  • Faster, easier healing


How is treatment performed?

Coupling gel is applied to the specified treatment area to enhance effectiveness. After these preparations, radial pressure waves and focused shock waves are released via the applicator which is moved over the area in a circular motion.


How can I get more information?

Your doctor is the best person to talk with if you have questions or concerns about the EPAT®/ESWT procedure. He or she has extensive knowledge and specialized training on all aspects of its use, safety and effectiveness. You can also learn more about EPAT®/ESWT technology by visiting the CuraMedix website at www.curamedix.com.